posted on April 25, 2012 19:16
We have modified the Mass schedule for May such that May 8-10 will not be level masses. Instead we will have an 8:45 All School Mass on Wednesday, May 9 with a May Crowing of the Blessed Mother. Remember that the 8th Grade Musical, The Music Man, is on Thursday and Friday evenings, 10 and 11 May, at 7:00 p.m. We will have performances for students during the day on Thursday. We again extend an invitation to the senior members of the parish to attend the 9:00 a.m. performance on Thursday. Parking is available behind school. Note that this week we’ve added more teachers’ offerings for tutoring and summer programs at the end of this messag.
Neither I, nor my proofreaders, noticed that I neglected to include Mrs. Laws teaching Music K-4. Sorry for the omission.
Alive In Christ Scholarships
We’ve been notified that all scholarships have been awarded for current Catholic school families.
National Take Back Initiative
The Webster Groves Police Department is sponsoring an opportunity to rid your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. They may be dropped at the Webster Groves Recreation Center (33 East Glendale Ave) this Saturday, 28 April, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The collected medications will be destroyed. Needles and other sharps will NOT be accepted.
Following faculty and Home & School input, the Board of Education has approved the calendar for next year. The calendar has two snow days included that would not have to be made up, for a total of 176 school days. We have 4 professional development days included—13 August (before school starts), 28 Sep (free day provided by Vianney), 15 Feb (President’s Weekend) and 26 April (day before Spring Festival). The key dates follow---we will send home a full spreadsheet copy next week.
16 Aug First Day of School 1-8
20 Aug First Day of School K
28 Sep Professional Development Day [NO SCHOOL]
25 Oct Conferences [NO SCHOOL]
26 Oct NO SCHOOL
21-23 Nov Thanksgiving Break [NO SCHOOL]
22 Dec – 2 Jan Christmas Break [NO SCHOOL]
28 Jan – 1 Feb Catholic Schools Week
15-18 Feb President’s Weekend [NO SCHOOL]
11-15 Mar Spring Break [NO SCHOOL]
29 Mar Good Friday [NO SCHOOL]
1 Apr Easter Monday [NO SCHOOL]
26 Apr Spring Festival Prep/Professional Development [NO SCHOOL]
24 May Last Day of School [11:30 dismissal]
ReRead and ReCycle
Our annual Used Book Sale is fast approaching (the days of the 8th Grade Musical), so plesase send your gently used books for resale. This benefits other families who will have more to read and benefits a charity each year. Please donate books in the next week and shop before you see the Musical!
In His Peace,
Gerry Kettenbach, Ph.D.
Thu 26 Apr 8th Grade Service Day
Fri 27 Apr Spring Festival Preparation/Staff Day of Reflection [NO SCHOOL]
Sat 28 Apr Spring Festival
Wed 2 May New Family Orientation (7:00 p.m. in Cafeteria)
Wed 9 May All School Mass and May Crowning (8:45 a..m. in Church)
Thu-Fri 10-11 May 8th Grade Musical: The Music Man (7:00 p.m. in Gym)
Bringin’ Home the Bacon
Summer Opportunities (including private offerings by MQP Faculty members)
1. Have your child explore the world of reading and math this summer! This opportunity will allow your child to review and learn the skills for their next academic year through FUN and engaging activities! In reading, children will read a fantasy book and be lead through discussion groups and activities that focus on particular comprehension skills and strategies. In math, students will learn how the skills they learn in the classroom can be applied to their everyday life. Sports, cooking, and the Olympics are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. Children entering grades 2,3, and 4 are welcome to join us on Wednesdays for reading, math, or both!
For more detailed information please contact Karen Dyn or Ellen Rusniak via Fast Direct.
2. Mrs. Smith provides tutoring for students entering 2nd and 3rd grade. Please contact her via Fast Direct.
3. Ms Summers provided tutoring in Language Arts and Math for grades K-8. Please contact her via Fast Direct